Guided tours are relatively expensive and can follow rigid itineraries with tight schedules. This self-guided audio tour of La Jolla, a coastal town known for its rugged coastline and posh shopping, helps travelers save money and explore completely at their own pace. Follow your downloaded map app past art galleries, historic churches and hotels, and parks, finishing at the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Start, stop, and pause the tour whenever you’d like.
Think outside the sea lions!* This tour delivers an experience that only a village local can provide. We are based in the center of the village. You will learn the history of La Jolla, noteworthy architecture, residents both famous and infamous, witness the wildlife, visit 2 fault lines, enjoy the gorgeous coast, and collect tips and insights to help you maximize your visit. Punctuated with numerous historic images of the early days.
There is much more than meets the eye in La Jolla, and by the end of the tour you will have a newfound familiarity and appreciation of our little coastal hamlet.
We cover approximately 4 miles and walk a total of about 100 stairs. The route traverses the heart of the village, and the highlights of the coast. There are some hills. If you have concerns or seek more detail feel free to contact us.
The standard tour is neither wheelchair nor stroller accessible, but we can design a custom tour for you that is.
* Yes, you will see sea lions
Get the full California experience while you listen to this ultimate bundle of narrated audio Golden State drives. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe, seek celebrities in LA, and take a cruise down the rugged Pacific Coast Highway. In the Bay Area, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and hear stories of start-up success in Silicon Valley. For the best experience, stick to the route and suggested speed limit. Check opening hours before your visit.
The Sip, Savor and Sea Tour offers guests an incredible food and drink tasting tour of one of the most beautiful beachside areas of San Diego. La Jolla is an affluent neighborhood full of art galleries, beautiful boutiques, and great local restaurants. The history of this area is full of exciting characters who were big dreamers, and have paved the path for this neighborhood to flourish in the arts, sciences, and sport. Marvel at the views, learn about the exciting discoveries of the life sciences, take pictures of the sea lions, visit a local art gallery, and taste food and drink samples at 3 local restaurants, and enjoy some of the best gelato in San Diego.
Here's what you'll find on the La Jolla tour. La Jolla is a small, upscale town tucked away in the city of San Diego, and is one of the most charming spots in the region with its incredible views and beaches. A detour here is a must for a successful visit to Southern California.
This tour includes:
Beautiful scenery, much of the tour is spent by the ocean and golden sandstone cliffs
Animals, sea lions, pelicans and cormorants live year round on the shores of La Jolla.
A hidden cave overlooking the ocean, only accessible through a tunnel built in 1903
La Jolla's art galleries, boutiques and hotels, including the first National Geographic store displaying the finest photographs
The best ice cream shop in California with ice cream made from fresh fruit every morning
Join our seasoned guides with a passion for the ocean for a snorkeling session to see the world underneath the waves. We offer high-quality dive gear and wetsuits to keep you comfortable in the cool ocean temperatures. Leopard sharks, sea turtles, Garibaldi, and sea lions are just some of the sea life you might witness. We’ll tour the famous La Jolla shoreline and make our way to the famous Emerald Cave. (Participants must know how to swim.)
Enjoy the sublime coastal scenery as you spot abundant marine life during this kayaking trip in La Jolla’s sea caves and ecological reserve. Paddle along with your expert naturalist guide as you observe the numerous species of birds, dolphins, sea lions and even orcas that inhabit the area. Also, kayak among the lush kelp beds that grow in the reserve and, if conditions permit, explore inside the sea caves that dot the area’s rocky coastline. This La Jolla caves trip includes all necessary equipment, a life jacket, guide, and optional wetsuit rental.
Explore La Jolla Ecological Reserve's sea caves during a 90-minute kayaking tour. Follow your experienced guide through several diverse ecological habitats, home to one of the highest concentrations of sea life in California. Paddle toward the Seven Sea Caves, where you can get stunning views from inside Emerald Cave, the only north-facing cave in the state (conditions permitting). Explore a giant kelp forest inhabited by wildlife like otters, harbor seals and sea lions. Use of all kayaking equipment is included; no kayaking experience is necessary.
Explore La Jolla, the Jewel of San Diego, on this Ultimate La Jolla Combo package featuring a self-guided driving and walking tour. Explore Coast Boulevard, Prospect Street, and La Jolla Village on the city's famous Coast Walk. Discover La Jolla's historic roots on the self-guided driving tour, showcasing epic ocean views and points of interest. Get the app, apply your code, and download the tour on your phone. Tours never expire!